However, even after hearing about the interesting additions to two-player action, you still might be completely against the idea of co-op in Dead Space. If so, then you’ll be happy to know the game can be played 100% solo. That even means that you won’t be accompanied by an AI controlled partner, as the solo campaign is a unique, purposefully solitary experience.
In single-player, it’s classic Dead Space, with Isaac trying his best to survive while searching for the source of an outbreak of deadly alien forces. Carver pops up every now and then in the campaign, likely to facilitate the drop-in/drop-out nature of online play, but otherwise Isaac is alone in derelict space stations and the frozen world of Tau Volantis, searching for answers. Developer Visceral intends to make it the kind of experience fans have come to expect from Dead Space, and outside of some co-op exclusive side quests, it seems you’ll experience as much of the world alone as you would with a partner. Oh, did we mention there are side quests now?